On This Day

48BC

Historical Events in 48 BC

Victory in Battle

Jul 10 BC Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania)

  • Aug 9 BC Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.

Assassination

Sep 28 BC Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.